Friday, September 1, 2017

Leadership and Hostage Negotiation Skills

He had a knife to his throat and a gun to his head. But that never stopped this former hostage from teaching the art of good communication across the globe

Dr George Kohlrieser has in his five decades as a hostage negotiator been taken hostage four times while on duty. His mantra: You gotta keep em talking and form a bond

How closely are hostage negotiation and leadership linked?
An important aspect of hostage negotiation is to change the mindset of a hostage taker to give up their weapons and hostages and surrender. What a hostage negotiator has to do is create a bond and through that understand the trigger for the incident. In 95% of the cases, the hostage takers give up their weapons.
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